This is the first music therapy centre to open in New Zealand. Established in March 2004, this not-for-profit organisation caters for children of school age and under with special needs in the greater Auckland area at present. We currently have two music therapists that provide music therapy sessions to children both at the Centre and also in Outreach programmes at schools.
Music Therapy is about building bridges of communication through music, about actively engaging individuals in potential growth, development and change through the power of music. Music therapy can help develop new skills, which can be transferred to other aspects of life.
For many people, music helps reduce a sense of isolation and creates new possibilities for participation in the world and a more creative life. Music therapists work with individuals and groups seeking to discover how each person relates and responds to music through engaging them in a musical dialogue.